Academics may not be the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of Hawaii, since it is “just this side of paradise,” but there are some exceptional accredited accounting degree programs in Hawaii.

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Although the state is a leader in the tourism and agricultural industries and is quickly becoming a forerunner in the alternative energy and green construction sectors, Hawaii also has a number of top ranked colleges and universities. The following schools offer undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an organization dedicated to advancing the quality of accounting and business education worldwide.

University of Hawaii at Hilo

College of Business and Economics (CoBE)

With a total undergraduate enrollment of just over 3,500, the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s (UH-Hilo’s) students enjoy a personalized education that prepares them to enter the workforce well versed in their discipline and armed to excel in business, economics, or accounting, thanks to the AACSB-aligned course of study in the College of Business and Economics. A state, four-year institution with in-state, out-of-state, and international students from more than 40 nations, UH-Hilo’s ethnically diverse student body ranks in the top 10 according to U.S. News and World Report for the lowest level of debt at graduation.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting

Students in the B.B.A. Accounting program divide their studies between four programs: general education, pre-business, core business, and accounting, ensuring they are able to step into the workforce with a working knowledge of law, communications, and quantitative analytics as applicable in the business world in addition to economics and accounting. Pre-business program courses account for 61 of the required total 121 credit hours for the B.B.A. Accounting degree and cover pre-requisites for the Core Business program. Advanced courses in Core Business include management, finance, marketing, and IT, ensuring a well-rounded business acumen upon completion of the B.B.A. Accounting degree. Successful completion of accounting coursework provides the foundation for an accounting career in the non-profit, governmental, regulatory, or business sectors as an independent contributor or leader.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact

University of Hawaii at Hilo
College of Business and Economics
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720 U.S.A.
Phone: (808) 932-7272
Fax: (808) 932-7273
email:

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Shidler College of Business, School of Accountancy (SOA)

A four-year school and the central campus of the University of Hawaii system, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UH-Mānoa) has one of the most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies of any institution in the nation and holds a spot in U.S. News and World Report’s overall top 100 public universities list. Known for athletic as well as academic excellence, UH-Mānoa’s undergraduate enrollment averages about 20,000, with about 14,600 students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The Shidler College of Business draws students and faculty from across the country and around the world to its Mānoa Valley campus, near downtown Honolulu.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting

The BBA in Accounting provides students the foundation necessary to successfully enter the workforce as public accountants or in other accounting positions. The program follows the mandates of the AACSB to ensure top notch preparation of students in general education, business, and accounting, generating alumni who hold leadership, management, and influential independent contributor positions throughout the public and private sectors. First and second year studies typically focus on core competencies and general business education, while third and fourth year courses hone in on core business concepts and accounting principles and practices. This rigorous and varied program guarantees graduates are well versed in the business and accounting disciplines and able to step into the business world as strong players in their chosen field.

Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact

University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business, School of Accountancy
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Telephone: (808) 956-7332
Fax: (808) 956-9640
email:
http://shidler.hawaii.edu/majors/accounting

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or are considering returning to school to complete your accounting degree, the schools on this list are among the top universities for furthering your credentials and your career. Offering two of the best accredited accounting degree programs in Hawaii, these branches of the University of Hawaii ensure their graduates are armed with the knowledge and skills required for success in the business world and the accountancy field.